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Social Science Education Center

History Alliance Seminars

The Social Science Education Center at Weber State University offers general education and graduate-level credit at a low cost to you as an educator. This is a two-credit-hour history/social science seminar that will meet on Wednesdays from 4:15 to 6:45 p.m. at Weber State’s Ogden campus.

We will offer these seminars every semester with a different topic each semester (summer seminar will be a two-week-long condensed session). You can repeat these workshops as many times as you’d like. 

History Alliance Seminars will:



Our Next Seminar: "Gender in Society and History"

The Social Science Education Center's Spring 2020 History Alliance seminar will focus on Gender in Society and History. 

Gender has always been an important issue in history and society, moreso now than ever before.  This seminar will look at different aspects of gender from a wide variety of social science disciplines.  You will not only be able to understand how gender issues have developed over time and influenced other aspects of history, but will gain a better understanding of gender in current society.  This seminar will not only help in giving you new ideas to incorporate into your instruction, but will also help you understand your students' understanding of their own gender and their current individual views and concepts. 

The Spring 2020 History Alliance seminar will meet Wednesday evenings from 4:15 to 6:45 pm from January 15 to April 22 on Weber State's Ogden Campus in Lindquist Hall Room 112.  Campus parking is free  in A1 after 4:00 pm. Registration for the course is now open.

Schedule of Topics and Presenters:

Jan 15—“Women in America and Utah Since the 19th Amendment:  Events and Learning Opportunities in the Region,” Jamie Weeks, Weber State University Archivist, and

               Sarah Langsdon, Head of Stewart Library Special Collections


Jan 22—“What is Gender?  How to Make Sense of the (Rapidly Evolving) Ideas about Gender in Society,” Dr. Marjukka Ollilainen, Professor of Sociology


Jan 29—“Gender, Work, and Family,” Dr. Huiying Hill, Professor of Sociology


Feb 5—“Gender, Geography, and Africa,” Dr. Bryan Dorsey, Professor of Geography


Feb 12—“The Psychology of Gender and Education,” Dr. Sarah Herrmann, Assistant Professor of Psychology


Feb 19—“Gender, Science, and Technology,” Dr. Rob Reynolds, Associate Professor of Sociology


Feb 26—“Aquatic Spectacles and the Performance of Gender,” Dr. Jenny Kokai, Associate Professor of Theatre, Theatre History


Mar 4—Spring Break WSU


Mar 11—“Queer Identity and the Law,” Dr. Richard Price, Associate Professor of Political Science


Mar 18—“Gender Issues in the 1950s and ‘60s,” Dr. Kathryn MacKay, Professor of History


Mar 25—“Gender and Television History,” Tracey Smith, Adjunct Professor of History


Apr 1—Spring Break School Districts


Apr 8—“Lesser-Known Historical Women that Elevate your Classroom and Make Students Care,” Dr. Katie Nelson, Adjunct Professor of History


Apr 15—“Gender and the Criminal Justice System,” Dr. Molly Sween, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice


How to Register

Visit the following link to enroll with Weber State Continuing Education. Scroll down and add the course Gender and History - HIST6920 CRN 2020-30 35513 to your cart to register.

Enroll Now

****Looking Ahead:  

                                    Summer 2020 Seminar Topic will be "Sustainability and Preservation in History"                                          tied to the World History Association's conference in SLC

                                   Fall 2020 Seminar Topic will be "World War II"


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Stephen Francis